Transfer to BC

If you have qualifications and experience as an elevating devices mechanic from outside BC, you still need to obtain a certificate of qualification in order to work as an Elevating Devices Mechanic in this province.

To become certified as an Elevating Devices Mechanic, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.
 

Out of province

If you have not completed a training program or the required hours of experience, follow the guide for Mechanics-in-Training. If you have completed your training and have the required hours of experience, but are not certified, follow our provincial certification process.

If you are already certified in an eligible Canadian province, you will need to:

  1. Apply for an out of province evaluation by filling out a form for the certification class you’re interested in. Note that since you are already certified, you do not need to provide hours of work experience or proof of education:
  2. Pay a fee.

Once your application is assessed, you will be contacted to book and pass an exam on the BC Safety Standards Act, Safety Standards General Regulation, and Elevating Devices Safety Regulations. This exam is not a certification exam.

Note: if you are certified in another eligible province and are applying to get your Elevating Devices Mechanic certification in BC, we will issue you an MIT certificate right away. You will then have up to one year to successfully pass the exam to get your Elevating Devices Mechanic certificate of qualification. Until you are certified, you may not supervise MITs.
 

Out of country

Submit the following:

  1. Completed Class A, C, or H Elevating Devices Mechanic application form:
  2. Proof that you have successfully completed an Elevating Devices Mechanic training program – transcripts are mandatory.
  3. A list of detailed training programs/courses completed that relate to the Class A, C, or H Elevating Devices Mechanic certification.
  4. Detailed outlines of the above courses/programs including hours of study in each module.
  5. Certified translations of the above into English as required.
  6. Proof that you have completed the required hours of experience doing regulated work within the scope of the certificate your are applying for. You need 8,000 hours of experience to apply for a Class A certificate, or 4,000 hours of experience to apply for a Class C or H certificate.
  7. The applicable fee.

Once we receive all the items we need for an out of country assessment, we will conduct a formal gap analysis of both the in-class/theoretical training and practical skills requirements. We will use the appropriate Elevating Devices Mechanic Class Program Outline to conduct this gap analysis. Our analysis will be based on the application materials you submit.

Notes:

  • To ensure that all items required in the elevating devices mechanic certification Program Outline have been achieved, credit is not provided for the completion of partial modules.
  • If you do not meet the requirements for certification, you will be required to obtain the required experience or training in BC through a registered elevating devices contractor, or recognized training provider.
  • Practical experience gained in the elevating devices or related industry will not replace the formal in-class/theoretical training requirements for the class you have applied for.
  • General training completed or training in another trade technology by the applicant is not eligible for credit.